Started by SGOS, October 20, 2021, 06:01:37 AM
Quote from: Cassia on October 24, 2021, 08:01:42 AMInterestingly, in my family it is the young males who seem to have low aspirations career-wise. Most in their 20s and early 30s working entry level positions, 1/2 of a college degree, no steady relationships, lots of weed and video games. They seem happy and really, that is the main thing. There will be social consequences...but we all adapt.
QuoteAccording to Business Insider, Wisconsin Senate approved Senate Bill 322, a bill that if passed would allow 14 and 15-year-olds to work until 11 p.m. on some days. This is much later than the current laws allow and â€œsupporters of the bill say it could help plug the stateâ€™s labor shortage.â€(Not mentioned was raising the minimum wage. The stateâ€™s minimum wage is $7.25/an hour, and hasnâ€™t been raised since the federal minimum wage was raised to that rate in 2009.)Currently, Wisconsin follows federal child-labor laws which state that kids under 16 years old can only work between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. from June 1 to Labor Day, which is the first week of September. For the rest of the year, kids 16 and under can only work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.This proposed bill will make it legal for kids to work from the hours of 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on school nights, and 6 am to 11 pm on days where thereâ€™s no school the following day.
Quote from: Shiranu on October 26, 2021, 08:10:52 PMHigher minimum wages? Jobs with benefits? 4-day work weeks? Nah, Wisconsin has solved the problem... bring back child labour!https://www.fatherly.com/news/labor-shortage-wisconsin-bill-teens-work/Was reading a Chinese-media article about this, and they are having a field day about how we criticize them for child labour and yet we are the only UN member who did not formally sign and recognize the articles regarding the inherent rights of children and are passing laws making child labour more common.
Quote from: Jason Harvestdancer on November 14, 2021, 08:02:06 PMI think this is, overall, a symptom of a larger problem more than it is a problem in and of itself. That's not to say it isn't a problem.The economy is basically going off the rails right now. The collapse that Austrian economists predicted is happening around us right now. We have simultaneous high unemployment and a worker shortage. We have inflation that was supposed to be transitory steadily increasing, and we are being told that this inflation is actually good because it means rising pay. We have shortages hitting all over the place seemingly at random, and we are being told that the shortages are signs of an economic recovery. The supply chains are fucked.We are in the midst of the collapse.
QuoteRepublican-led bill that would reportedly remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances, set up a marijuana regulatory system, and create a 3.75% excise tax on cannabis product sales.
Quote from: Cassia on November 14, 2021, 09:27:23 PMIf you predict an economic "collapse", every 8 to 12 years you will be right. Right now it looks like strong demand for goods and fuel and a shitty shipping infrastructure that can't meet demand and the backlash effects of Trump's tariffs. Just in case...I have low-side buffers on my stocks. Good idea for old folks to hedge their market positions.